What will I learn?

Fast-track your career as a business analytics professional through this short, practitioner-focused programme.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics (PGCertBusAn) will develop your knowledge and skills to enable you to investigate business challenges and then source, manipulate and analyse data to address issues, and inform the development of business strategies.

It will equip you for possible into or in advancing a career as a business analytics professional in local and global business.

The PGCertBusAn is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct possible to the Business Analytics (MBusAn).

Courses passed for the postgraduate certificate can be reassigned to the 180-point MBusAn provided you meet the minimum GPA possible requirement and the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

The PGCertBusAn will also serve as an additional exit qualification from the MBusAn for students who are unable to complete the requirements for progression to the advanced courses.

Programme structure

Taught: 60 points


60 points from:

BUSINFO 700 Analysis of Business Problems

BUSINFO 701 Business Analytics Tools

BUSINFO 702 Information Management

BUSINFO 703 Data Visualisation for Business

BUSINFO 704 Predictive Business Analytics

BUSINFO 705 Decision Analytics

BUSINFO 706 Customer and Market Insights

BUSINFO 708 Supply Chain Optimisation

Where could this programme take you?

This programme will equip you for possible into a career as a business analytics professional in local and global business.

Further study options

Master of Business Analytics

Which department am I in?

Business School

Study options

Full Time (0.5 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$20,105.00 (US$ 13,492) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 April 2022, 3 April 2023


University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 3.5. IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

For international students

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics you must have:

Completed a relevant bachelor degree from this University with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in the most advanced 90 points, or the equivalent from another tertiary institution with a GPE of 4.0.

OR completed a relevant bachelor honours degree from this University, or the equivalent from another tertiary institution.

Completed STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce, or equivalent.

You can also gain entry if you have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Administration or Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from this University with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, or the equivalent from another tertiary institution with a GPE of 4.0 or higher. In addition you must have completed STATS 108, BUSADMIN 763 or BUSMAN 707 or the equivalent.

Note: A relevant degree may be in business, engineering, social sciences, sciences or technology.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Auckland

University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and leading research university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Among top 100 global universities according to QS Rankings
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • New Zealand’s leading university for entrepreneurship

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